Schizophrenia, substance abuse, and violent crime.

@article{Fazel2009SchizophreniaSA,
  title={Schizophrenia, substance abuse, and violent crime.},
  author={Seena Fazel and Niklas L{\aa}ngstr{\"o}m and Anders Hjern and Martin Grann and Paul Lichtenstein},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2009},
  volume={301 19},
  pages={
          2016-23
        }
}
CONTEXT Persons with schizophrenia are thought to be at increased risk of committing violent crime 4 to 6 times the level of general population individuals without this disorder. However, risk estimates vary substantially across studies, and considerable uncertainty exists as to what mediates this elevated risk. Despite this uncertainty, current guidelines recommend that violence risk assessment should be conducted for all patients with schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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